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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Cambridge Library Collection - Fiction and Poetry)

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Cambridge Library Collection - Fiction and Poetry)

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Lewis Carroll
Cambridge University Press, 1/3/2013
EAN 9781108059589, ISBN10: 1108059589

Paperback, 210 pages, 21.6 x 14 x 1.3 cm
Language: English

An accomplished mathematician and photographer, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832–98), writing under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll, transformed children's literature with this world-famous classic. First published in 1865, this tale of the topsy-turvy was originally created to entertain the young Alice Liddell and her sisters during a picnic in the summer of 1862. The humour with which Dodgson enlivened his mathematical works is exploited to the full here: many of the now-familiar nonsense songs and poems in the story are parodies of contemporary works, and there are a number of allusions to mathematical concepts in the text. The illustrations by Punch cartoonist Sir John Tenniel (1820–1914) depict the cast of much-loved characters - including the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter - with a brilliance which perfectly enhances Dodgson's gently satirical fantasy. In its universal appeal, the story remains unsurpassed.

1. Down the rabbit hole
2. The pool of tears
3. A caucus-race and a long tale
4. The rabbit sends in a little bill
5. Advice from a caterpillar
6. Pig and pepper
7. A mad tea-party
8. The queen's croquet-ground
9. The mock turtle's story
10. The lobster quadrille
11. Who stole the tarts
12. Alice's evidence.